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German conservative leader faces rebellion after election trouncing

28 Oct 2019

BERLIN German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday faced a rebellion by party members angry at a humiliating election result in eastern Thuringia state where the Christian Democrats (CDU) lost voters to both the far-left and far-right.

Far-right AfD hurts Merkel's CDU in German state vote

27 Oct 2019

BERLIN The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) beat Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives into third place in Sunday's regional election in the eastern state of Thuringia, in which the incumbent far-left Linke came first, an exit poll showed.

UPDATE 2-Germany's 1&1 Drillisch plunges after pricing review rejected

25 Oct 2019

BERLIN, Oct 25 1&1 Drillisch shares plunged 22% on Friday, a day after the German telecoms operator lowered its outlook citing its rejected request for a retroactive review of a pricing deal with Telefonica Deutschland .

U.S. F-16 crashes over western Germany, but no injuries

08 Oct 2019

BERLIN An F-16 warplane belonging to the United States Air Force crashed over uninhabited territory in western Germany on Tuesday but the pilot escaped with minor injuries after ejecting, officials said.

Bayer lifted by new plan to tackle glyphosate lawsuits, Elliott approval

27 Jun 2019

BERLIN Bayer shares jumped on Thursday after it revealed plans aimed at resolving multi-billion dollar lawsuits linked to glyphosate, a move welcomed by activist shareholder Elliott, which has taken a sizeable stake in the chemicals company.

Germany in talks with Airbus on 600 million euros of A380 loans

04 Mar 2019

BERLIN Germany is in talks with Airbus about 600 million euros ($680.10 million) in outstanding loans advanced for development of the A380 superjumbo, which the European planemaker now plans to scrap, the Berlin government said on Monday.

VW customer plans to take diesel case to Germany's highest court

19 Feb 2019

BERLIN A German court on Tuesday ruled in favour of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel car affected by emissions cheating, but the plaintiff's lawyer plans to appeal.

Barnier says time-limited Irish backstop not possible

24 Jan 2019

BERLIN The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that the "backstop" provision in the agreement for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc could not be time-limited, since that would defeat its purpose of guaranteeing no hard Irish border.

German politicians' data published online in massive breach

04 Jan 2019

BERLIN Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures including Chancellor Angela Merkel have been published online in what appears to be one of Germany's most far-reaching data breaches. | Video

Merkel critic Seehofer to step down as Bavarian conservative chief

12 Nov 2018

BERLIN Horst Seehofer, a critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal asylum policies, said on Monday he would step down as chief of the powerful Bavarian regional sister party to Merkel's conservatives but remain Germany's Interior Minister.

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